Types of Replacement Windows
Replacement Windows in Houston, TX
Here at Superior Window Company, we have dedicated ourselves to providing fellow Texans just like you with state of the art replacement window options.
When shopping for the best replacement windows for your home, the number of options available can be overwhelming.
We understand that struggle!
With so many types of windows available; like Aluminum, Vinyl, Composite, Wood Clad, and the various other combinations of frame types, the choices can seem endless. We simplify the process so you can select the frame, style, color, and features that will ensure you get the optimal functionality, efficiency, and curb appeal you desire.
All of our custom windows are made right here in the great state of Texas and are specifically designed to combat our harsh and ever-changing climate. Texas homeowners can be assured that they are getting the very best from Superior and that your total satisfaction is our number one priority.
Frequently Asked Questions
A replacement window is a window that’s custom-built to fit within the opening of an existing window. It’s built to fit precisely and can be installed without disturbing the interior and exterior areas around the window.
- Difficult to open or close
- Drafty, with air leaking through or around the window
- Excessive condensation on the inside of the window panes
- Windows rattle in the wind
- Paint chipping or peeling
- High utility bills
- House is always -too hot in summer or too cold in winter
Condensation is a direct result of interior humidity and the difference between indoor and outside air temperature. If you keep the humidity in your house low, then the likelihood of experiencing condensation is also low. However, the efficiency of your window will also impact the temperature and humidity level at which condensation occurs. Energy-efficient windows will help reduce condensation.
Here’s why: high-performance replacement windows with low U-factors result in inside glass surface temperatures much closer to the room air temperature. Windows with warm edge technologies and non-metal frames are also less likely to have condensation on the frame or at the edge of the glass.
Insulated “superwindows” with three or more layers will virtually eliminate condensation on the interior surface of the glass — even under extreme weather conditions. Note that in certain conditions (humid mornings after a clear night sky), some windows may have dew on their outside surface. These superwindows are such good insulators, the dew is condensing there just like it does on an insulated wall.
Check the window’s NFRC rating label. The NFRC (National Fenestration Rating Council) is an independent testing organization that rates the “U-Factor” for replacement windows. This is a measurement of the window’s ability to resist the transfer of heat and cold. U-Factor is the amount of heat transferred through a material. The lower the U-Factor, the slower the rate of heat flow and the better the insulating quality. Equally important is a low Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC). SHGC measures how well a window blocks heat from the sun. The lower the SHGC, the better a window is at blocking unwanted heat gain.
Wood window frames have been around as long as there have been windows. They can be attractive but are not very efficient. Also, wood needs to be treated and maintained, either by painting or staining on a regular basis.
Aluminum frames have traditionally been used for add-on storm windows. Aluminum is strong, but readily allows the transfer of heat and cold from inside to outside and back.
Vinyl windows do not require the same maintenance level as wood. However, unless the vinyl is reinforced with aluminum, they can warp.
Reinforced vinyl windows combine great strength and durability with high energy efficiency and low maintenance.
Because custom windows are made to fit perfectly, they provide the best energy efficiency and can be installed much more easily and with very little mess. Also, because of the myriad of options available that affect appearance and efficiency, custom windows allow consumers to get exactly the windows they need and want.
Standard windows sometimes cost less in the beginning, but other expenses and factors-like additional labor and the disruption to the home-far outweigh the original savings. For example, installing stock windows often requires that you add brick or siding to the exterior, and drywall or other materials to the interior of your home.
Depending on the type of windows you have in your home, the lifespan can be pretty broad.
The need for replacing your windows all comes down to their condition, including functionality, appearance, efficiency, and design.
Here are a few signs that may indicate the need for replacement windows:
- Your home has construction windows
- Your home has single-pane windows
- You experience drafts or colder areas near your windows during the winter
- Your windows develop condensation
- Poor window operation
- Your home’s windows fail to limit outside noises
- The integrity of your window frames are beginning to break down
- You’ve noticed Increasing energy bills
- Your window’s glass becomes hot to the touch from the sun
- You are unhappy with the way your windows look
At Superior Windows, we provide professionally installed high-quality replacement windows designed to last you a lifetime.
Our Texas made replacement windows are built explicitly for Texan homes, making them ideal for southern climate energy efficiency and longevity.
Superior’s replacement windows will be the last time you ever need to upgrade your home’s windows.
Living in Texas, you already understand the crucial need for optimal home insulation and durability. After all, as Texans, we live in fairly warm weather conditions throughout most of the year. That’s exactly why we offer our customers top-quality aluminum replacement windows, engineered for a lifetime of high performance and energy efficiency.
The Appeal of Aluminum Replacement Windows for Texas homeowners:
- Durability in harsh climate
- Variety of styles and sizing options
- Sleek profile and thin frame suitable for many home elevations
- Ease of maintenance
- Increased insulation against outside noise
- Environmentally friendly
- A hassle-free, lifetime limited warranty
For homeowners looking for a classic look, or even modern/bold designs, our wood clad replacement windows are a perfect choice. We offer our customers high-quality wood options like pine, alder, and fir, to give your home a unique style backed by tough material that’s built to last.
The Appeal of Wood-Clad Replacement Windows for homeowners:
- Unmatched aesthetic appeal
- Heavy-duty extruded aluminum
- Perfect for historical homes
- Natural insulator that blocks unwanted heat transfer
- Fade-resistant cladding
Custom vinyl replacement windows are a great choice for Texas homes in need of UV protection and energy cost savings. We offer our customers high-performance vinyl replacement windows that have been specially engineered with advanced UV-ray shielding technology and energy efficiency.
The Appeal of Vinyl Replacement Windows for Texas homeowners:
- Significant energy efficiency savings
- Unlimited color frame options for customization
- Quality noise reduction
- Optimal product longevity and lasting quality
- Mold growth prevention and allergy control
- High value vs. cost
- A hassle-free, lifetime warranty
Finding windows with just the right amount of style and quality is difficult and can be more expensive than other options. Composite window frames combine the strength and stability of wood with the rot-resistance and low maintenance requirements of vinyl and aluminum.
The Appeal of Composite Replacement Windows for homeowners:
- Energy efficient
- Strong and durable
- More frame finish options than aluminum
- Larger frame profiles
- Less expensive than wood clad
IF YOU NEED REPLACEMENT WINDOWS, LOOK NO FURTHER THAN SUPERIOR WINDOW COMPANY
Here at Superior Window Company, we have everything you need. All of our windows are specially tailored to fit your home and unique style.
With our custom windows built to last and expert installation services, we make sure our Texas customers get the very best from start to finish.
If you are ready to invest in replacement windows that are designed specifically for your Texas home, request your consultation or give us a call today at (281) 747-5999. Our replacement window specialists are eager to take your call, answer all of your questions, and provide you with the best customer service you’ve ever had!